Galdhøpiggen via Veslepiggen Hiking Trail

Climb Northern Europe’s highest peak

  • Photo: Aktiv i Lom

  • Photo: Dag Nordsveen

  • Photo: Dag Nordsveen

  • Photo: Dag Nordsveen


The highest mountain in Norway looms over the surrounding peaks, providing a stunning view of Jotunheimen National Park. Galdhøpiggen is more than a mountain - it is also a symbol of the relationship between the Norwegians and the mountains. But even as the mountain is the highest in Norway, it is not inaccessible. 

Essential info

  • Destination Jotunheimen
  • Season June–October
  • Departures By request
  • Duration 7–8 hours
  • Difficulty Demanding
  • Audience Some experience required

Book with Aktiv i Lom

Group (max 8): NOK 5000

What You’ll Do

The trip starts at Juvasshytta and goes inwards to Styggebreen, where you put on glacier equipment. We head towards Styggebreen to the foot of Veslpiggen, and up to the top from the northside. Along the edge there is some climbing before getting up on the nice plateau, which leans slightly towards the summit. At the top you are often alone and have the peak to yourself. A wonderful experience and a spectacular view. Veslepiggen is 2369 meters high, and is among the highest in the country.

What’s Included

  • Glacier equipment

What to Bring

  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses

Check out the Outtt packing guide for general outdoor activities in Norway. Feel free to bring any extra snacks and refreshments.

Meeting Point

The trip starts at Juvasshytta if not otherwise agreed. To get to Juvasshytta, drive Sognefjellsvegen Fv. 55 from Lom, up Bøverdalen towards Sogndal. After 18 km, turn left off of the Nasjonalturistveger at the exit marked "Juvasshytta".

If you are coming from Årdal or Sogndal, turn right 4 km after passing Elveseter. The road can only be used by passenger cars and requires that you pay a small toll. 

Group (max 8): NOK 5000

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Aktiv i Lom

Aktiv i Lom is an adventure company in the central part of southern Norway that leads skiing, caving, climbing, and many more trips!

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